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  • NYPD cop car in Queens fender bender apparently had its brake line cut

    10/22/2020 10:04:50 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 21, 2020 | Louis Casiano
    The brake line of a New York City police vehicle involved in an accident earlier this month was cut, authorities said. Police learned about the suspected sabotage nearly two weeks after the Oct. 7 accident in which two officers assigned to the NYPD's Transit District 20 rear-ended a car at a red light in Queens, an NYPD spokeswoman told Fox News.  The officers were driving near Queens Boulevard and Union Turnpike when the vehicle's brakes failed, and it hit another vehicle at slow speed.  There were minor injuries and the police car was taken to be repaired.  A mechanic noticed that the brake line had been intentionally...
  • Family restaurant fined $10K for violating coronavirus restrictions found not guilty [ Pennsylvania ]

    10/21/2020 10:10:37 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 20, 2020 | Andrew Mark Miller
    Pennsylvania restaurant owners who were fined roughly $10,000 for opening their doors in defiance of coronavirus restrictions have been deemed not guilty. A judge in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, found Taste of Sicily not guilty in its fight against the Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s coronavirus restrictions, according to Local 21 News Harrisburg. “The crux of the legal argument is that orders that have been issued by the Governor and The Department of Health are legally unenforceable. Judge Garvey agreed with that argument,” the restaurant’s lawyer Eric Winter said. The restaurant, co-owned by siblings Michael Mangano and Christine Wartluft, opened in May...
  • Jeffrey Toobin’s stroke of misfortune

    10/21/2020 7:44:39 AM PDT · by Carl Vehse · 73 replies
    The Spectator ^ | October 20, 2020 | Lee Smith
    That’s the title of The Spectator Oct. 20th article, which stated in part: Jeffrey Toobin is a man much wronged. On Monday, the New Yorker writer was suspended by the magazine for which he’s written for two decades, and took a leave of absence from CNN, where’s he served as a legal affairs analyst since 2002. What possible sin could he have committed that forced these pillars of the media establishment to sideline a bonafide star with the presidential election less than two weeks away and Team Joe Biden needing every hand on deck? Toobin masturbated during a Zoom video...
  • Anti-Trump CNN Pundit Jeffrey Toobin ‘Masturbated On Zoom Call With Colleagues’

    10/19/2020 11:49:39 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 68 replies ^ | 20 Oct 2020
    CNN pundit Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended for "accidentally flashing his penis during a Zoom call with colleagues," and reportedly also masturbating. VICE spoke with two anonymous people who were on the call which was an election simulation featuring the New Yorker’s most prolific journalists, with Toobin reportedly playing the courts. Both sources said they saw Toobin “jerking off.” The simulation included a strategy session with a break of about 10 minutes. Toobin has since apologized and told the news outlet: "I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera.
  • New Yorker Suspends Jeffrey Toobin for Masturbating on Zoom Call

    10/19/2020 2:46:41 PM PDT · by qwerty1234 · 256 replies
    The New Yorker has suspended reporter Jeffrey Toobin for masturbating on a Zoom video chat between members of the New Yorker and WNYC radio last week. Toobin says he did not realize his video was on. “I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera. I apologize to my wife, family, friends and co-workers,” Toobin told Motherboard. “I believed I was not visible on Zoom. I thought no one on the Zoom call could see me. I thought I had muted the Zoom video,” he added. Two people who were on the call told Motherboard separately that the call...
  • The New Yorker suspends writer Jeffrey Toobin after accidental Zoom exposure

    10/19/2020 12:43:32 PM PDT · by LeonardFMason · 88 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/19/2020 | Jeremy Barr
    The New Yorker magazine has suspended longtime staff writer Jeffrey Toobin after he inadvertently exposed himself during a virtual staff call last week over the messaging platform Zoom. “Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended while we investigate the matter,” a spokesperson told The Washington Post. first reported the suspension on Monday afternoon. The magazine, which has employed Toobin since 1993, did not comment further about the nature of the incident or the length of the suspension. He will also be absent from his longtime television home, CNN, which has employed him as chief legal analyst, amid the incident. “Jeff Toobin...
  • New Yorker suspends writer Jeffrey Toobin for showing penis during Zoom call

    10/19/2020 11:56:54 AM PDT · by billorites · 107 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 19, 2020 | Kate Sheehy
    Writer Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended by The New Yorker — because he exposed himself on a Zoom call between magazine colleagues and WNYC workers, a report said Monday. Toobin told Vice in a statement: “I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera. I apologize to my wife, family, friends and co-workers.” A spokeswoman for the magazine said, “Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended while we investigate the matter.” Sources told the Web site that the suspension stemmed from Toobin — a Harvard Law School grad who also serves as CNN’s chief legal analyst — showing his privates during...
  • New Yorker Suspends Jeffrey Toobin for Zoom D*ck Incident

    10/19/2020 11:53:21 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 75 replies
    Vice ^ | October 19, 2020 | Laura Wagner
    The New Yorker has suspended reporter Jeffrey Toobin. Sources tell VICE it’s because he exposed himself during a Zoom call last week between members of the New Yorker and WNYC radio. Toobin said in a statement to Motherboard: “I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera. I apologize to my wife, family, friends and co-workers.” “I believed I was not visible on Zoom. I thought no one on the Zoom call could see me. I thought I had muted the Zoom video,” he added. New Yorker spokesperson Natalie Raabe said: “Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended while we investigate...
  • PROOF? NY Post Publishes Photo of Joe Biden With Hunter's Kazakh Business Partner

    10/21/2020 8:21:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/21/2020 | Rick Moran
    Joe Biden is the Sgt. Schultz of presidential candidates. He sees NOTHING. He hears NOTHING. He says NOTHING. He apparently barely knows his son Hunter — certainly not well enough to know anything about his business dealings. That’s what the man says and since he’s a liberal Democrat, that’s God’s honest truth. Along comes the New York Post — a newspaper with a decidedly conservative bent — which says it has found proof that Mr. Biden is a liar. Emails found on a discarded (or forgotten) laptop reportedly show that Joe Biden was intimately familiar with his son’s business dealings,...
  • CNN’s Cuomo BUSTED - THREATENED with Fine by His Own Apartment Complex after REFUSING to Wear Mask

    10/21/2020 7:11:59 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    The Next News Network ^ | 21/10/20 | Fredo
  • US businesswoman admits to Boris Johnson affair, plans to live together in NYC

    10/20/2020 11:20:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 20, 2020 | Lee Brown
    An American businesswoman has admitted to having a years-long affair with British leader Boris Johnson — saying they even talked about starting a new life together in New York, according to a new interview. Jennifer Arcuri, 35, was previously investigated over allegations she received money and perks while Johnson was mayor of London — but always played coy about longstanding rumors of an affair. She finally admitted it in an interview with the Daily Mail newspaper, saying it “goes without saying” that they had an affair — and hinted that she is even using it as the plot for a...
  • Kristen Welker, upcoming presidential debate moderator, has deep Democrat ties

    10/17/2020 6:59:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 17, 2020 | By Jon Levine
    All eyes are turning to NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker as she prepares to host the third and final presidential debate Thursday. President Trump and Joe Biden will square off at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., in a 90-minute debate starting at 9 p.m. Welker, 44, has been the White House correspondent at NBC News since 2011, after working as a news reporter in Rhode Island. Welker comes from an established Democratic family — who have poured cash into party coffers, and to Trump opponents, for years. Her mother, Julie Welker, a prominent real estate broker in Philadelphia,...
  • Non-Essential travel from New York to Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania is discouraged

    10/20/2020 5:55:39 PM PDT · by matt04 · 18 replies
    For the first time since the New York State travel advisory was enacted during the COVID-19 pandemic, travel between border states is being discouraged. Every Tuesday, changes are made to New York's Travel Advisory list by Governor Andrew Cuomo. Neighboring states Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania now meet the criteria for the travel advisory. However, given how the states are inter-connected, a quarantine on these states is not practical. ... "We are now in a situation where 43 states meet the criteria for our travel advisory. This is really a bizarre outcome, considering New York once had the highest infection...
  • I am forcing a vote tonight to adjourn the Senate until after the November election.

    10/19/2020 4:23:46 PM PDT · by blueyon · 154 replies
    Twitte@SenSchumer ^ | 10/9/20 | Sen Chuck Schumer
    I am forcing a vote tonight to adjourn the Senate until after the November election. The GOP in the middle of a national election is using an illegitimate process to jam through a Supreme Court nominee to rip away health care from millions. Democrats are fighting to stop it.
  • GOP turns back Schumer motion to shut down Senate in protest of Barrett confirmation effort

    10/20/2020 7:54:17 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 20, 2020 | Tyler Olson
    Republicans on Monday night stalled a move by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to close down the Senate until after the presidential election as the body's top Democrat continues to protest the effort to confirm Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett before the end of the month. The vote on a motion to adjourn, forced by Schumer, D-N.Y., followed another roll call vote in which Schumer forced the Senate to consider the Trump administration's softening of a banking regulation regarding low-income borrowers. Republicans expect more such procedural roadblocks from Schumer as the Senate gets closer to confirming Barrett, likely early-to-mid-next...
  • De Blasio 'regrets' criticism of hasidic funeral

    10/20/2020 12:52:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/10/20 | Shira Hanau
    With tensions high between Orthodox Jews and New York officials, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio expressed regret Tuesday for how he handled a large Hasidic funeral in the pandemic’s early days. Back in April, after a large funeral for a local rabbi in Brooklyn drew thousands of Orthodox Jews into the streets of Williamsburg, de Blasio visited the scene himself and called out “the Jewish community.” His tweet was widely criticized and damaged what had been a relatively close relationship between the mayor and the city’s Orthodox community. Now, with Orthodox neighborhoods again among the city’s virus hotspots...
  • Thousands of Trump Supporters Join Rolling Rally Across Long Island

    10/20/2020 11:35:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies ^ | 10/19/2020 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Thousands of supporters of President Donald Trump joined a rolling rally across Long Island on Sunday to mobilize support for the president’s re-election. The rolling rally — which included a parade of cars sporting Trump campaign flags and American flags — began at the Long Island Railroad station in Seaford and cruised for 80 miles east down Sunrise Highway to Montauk, Newsday reported. “We do this with class, we do this with pride because we’re proud of the country,” said organizer Shawn Farash, 29, a salesperson and podcaster from West Babylon. “We’re proud of the president. We’re proud of what...
  • CA Assemblymen Kiley and Gallagher Court Hearing on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s ‘One-Man Rule’

    10/20/2020 8:28:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    California Globe ^ | October 19, 2020 | Katy Grimes
    This case is not about one particular law, but the rule of law. California Assemblymen Kevin Kiley and James Gallagher are suing to stop California Governor Gavin Newsom’s “one man rule.” Kiley and Gallagher filed their most recent Trial Brief, and Gov. Gavin Newsom filed his. The trial will take place Wednesday, October 21, 2020 in Sutter County. The Michigan Supreme Court recently struck down the 1945 law that Governor Gretchen Whitmer has been using to keep the state in lockdown since April. And in September, a federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled that Governor Tom Wolf’s lockdown orders were unconstitutional,...
  • Anthony Weiner admits his political aspirations have shriveled

    10/19/2020 8:43:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/19 | Tamar Lapin
    The disgraced ex-congressman guaranteed in an interview on Monday that his comeback won’t extend to politics. “I am not going to be on the ballot anytime,” Weiner, 56, told NBC New York’s Andrew Siff. The Post exclusively reported last month that the former Democratic pol had re-emerged as the CEO of a company that makes countertops out of broken glass.
  • NY: Cuomo, Hochul again preemptively question COVID vaccine

    10/19/2020 1:07:23 PM PDT · by jimjohn · 9 replies
    BUFFALO (WBEN) - Over the past several days, both Governor Andrew Cuomo and Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul again preemptively called into question any potential COVID-19 vaccine to come from federal agencies.